Ex-'Chronicle' opinion editor named to board

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Phil Kent, a former editorial page editor and columnist for The Augusta Chronicle, has been appointed to the state Immigration Enforcement Review Board.

The board consists of three appointees by Gov. Nathan Deal, two appointees by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and two by House Speaker David Ralston.

The panel was created under House Bill 87 and will review and investigate complaints related to illegal immigration. It will also hold the authority to sanction anyone violating Georgia's immigration law, according to a news release.

Kent is the president of Phil Kent Consulting Inc., an Atlanta-based public relations and media company. He is the national spokesman of Americans for Immigration Control, a panelist on the public affairs programThe Georgia Gang and CEO of the American Seniors Association.

He is the former president of the Southeastern Legal Foundation and a former press secretary to the late U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond. A former second lieutenant in the Army, Kent and his wife, Bonnie, live in Sandy Springs, Ga.

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Techfan
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Techfan 09/03/11 - 04:40 am
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pla·gia·rism  

pla·gia·rism
   [pley-juh-riz-uhm, -jee-uh-riz-]

noun
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the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work, as by not crediting the author: It is said that he plagiarized Thoreau's plagiarism of a line written by Montaigne. Synonyms: appropriation, infringement, piracy, counterfeiting; theft, borrowing, cribbing, passing off.

2.
something used and represented in this manner: Well-respected publishers are developing a sharper eye for plagiarism in submitted manuscripts.

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Riverman1 09/03/11 - 07:08 am
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I'm not sure what this little

I'm not sure what this little three person board can do when the federal government is helpless.

Carleton Duvall
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Carleton Duvall 09/03/11 - 07:11 am
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It is a seven man board,

It is a seven man board, Riverman1. That makes a BIG difference

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jbartley 09/03/11 - 07:51 am
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Good for Phil at least he is

Good for Phil at least he is trying to make a difference and not just complain! Thanks Phil for giving your time.

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avidreader 09/03/11 - 08:43 am
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Techfan, such a subtle jab.

Techfan, such a subtle jab. Have you never lived in a glass house -- I have. Many people in this world rise from the ashes and travel the straight and narrow. How's that for some dead cliches? It's time to quit kicking the dead dog (I can't help it, I'm on a roll!). Phil Kent is a good man, and no matter how hard you want to hold on to his past, he is a fighter and stands by convictions that have proved to be a blessing to many Georgians.

See ya on the flip side!

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Vito45 09/03/11 - 08:56 am
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Very true Avid. He paid for

Very true Avid. He paid for his bad judgement and still pays; and I don't know what in the H-E- double hockey sticks TechFan thinks that his mistake has to do with his ability to be effective on this board.

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Barry Jackson 09/03/11 - 09:07 am
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hope we get results

hope we get results

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rmwhitley 09/03/11 - 09:41 am
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The federal guvmint isn't
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The federal guvmint isn't helpless but useless.

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billyjones1949 09/03/11 - 09:43 am
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What kind of results do you

What kind of results do you want? I see a shortage of labor in the horizon because too many are used to the check in the mail and food stamps so they will not work. Ask anyone in the construction, landscaping, road work or yard maintance business and they will tell you. Right now I am in West Virginia and last night the guard at Wall Mart was complaining about all the people in the store on food stamps. I bet if the states and federal governments would cut all the programs by 1/3 we would not have the problems with illegal immigration because people would have to go back to work at any available job. They would be filled and nothing would be available for the illegal.

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Brad Owens 09/03/11 - 11:40 am
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Good for Phil, he is an

Good for Phil, he is an interesting guy, I know him well. He is the guy that gave me the name "Gadfly"

David B. Bell promoted me to Lt. Col., so I am now LTC Gadfly.

Anyway, this issue is THE issue of our times and will be one that defines the political and social landscape of the future America.

Pay attention folks, this is an issue that affects us all.

Techfan
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Techfan 09/03/11 - 11:58 am
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It's so wonderful having such

It's so wonderful having such a civic minded citizen like Phil to protect the interests of the poor and disenfranchised payday lenders and the title pawn industry. I'm sure the Reverend Sun Myung Moon is very happy to have him write editorials for him. Not everyone gets to be spokeman and executive director for groups that are labeled as hate groups by the SPLC. I know he will bring a "fair and balanced" opinion to this board.

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Vito45 09/03/11 - 12:24 pm
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Oh, and the SPLC isn't a far

Oh, and the SPLC isn't a far left wing bunch? They label anyone racist that calls BS on their positions. Surely you can do bette rthan that nam.

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L A Williams 09/03/11 - 01:37 pm
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Congratulations to Phil. He,

Congratulations to Phil. He, as always, will do an excellent job. We all make mistakes, I wonder if the “Holier-than-thou” critics could withstand examination of their lives. Those with honor actually correct missteps, and move on to contribute to mankind.

So with Phil Kent. His Traditional Conservative Values have always been a benefit to our Judeo-Christian Heritage. And with this excellent appointment, will begin to bring our Nation back from the brink of destruction as imposed by the Obama fiasco.

Best Wishes Phil.

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Brad Owens 09/03/11 - 02:18 pm
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Vito45, not sure they are

Vito45, not sure they are leftwing, but here, look for yourselves.

http://www.splcenter.org/?ref=logo

Welcome, Brad

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Brad Owens 09/03/11 - 02:24 pm
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According to them, Georgia is

According to them, Georgia is number four (with 39 hate groups) on the list of States as far as numbers of "hate" groups.

We were beat out by MS (40), TX (59) and the number one hate group State in the union? Cali with 68!!! Congrats Cali!

Cali is the largest State with numbers of hate groups, Pelosi must be so proud.

Brad

http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/hate-map

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Vito45 09/03/11 - 02:24 pm
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Sounds like the ACLU in a

Sounds like the ACLU in a different suit to me. What is a "hete group"?

Brad Owens
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Brad Owens 09/03/11 - 02:28 pm
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Vito, a "hete" group is one

Vito, a "hete" group is one that hangs out in bogs...

Or, the Old English version of a skinhead group...

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